Scavenger in Southie

Literally finding 100 new reasons to love South Boston.


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WWII Vet Joined Service at 16, Fought Korea, Vietnam

Yesterday morning, after a grueling night of drafting clues for your Southie scavenger hunt, I went to Joseph’s Italian Bakery and grabbed an iced coffee and an apple turnover. On my way back, I came upon an elderly gentleman in khaki pants, suspenders, and a black cap with “World War II Veteran” embroidered on the front. I had seen Edward Hamilton walking down L St in South Boston several times before, but I had always been nervous before and hadn’t said hello (yes, even after I decided to host a scavenger hunt benefiting veterans). But, this time I did.

Ed, as he introduced himself, just celebrated his 87th birthday with his four daughters.

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Free Event for Vets – No Chit Chat Healing

General Ferriter Baghdad, Iraq

Have you heard about CranioSacral Therapy for veterans? About Face Healing, a Boston-based organization committed to providing integrative, holistic health care to veterans and their families, is hosting a free event.

Are you a veteran or family member interested in increased well-being & peace of mind, range of motion, less anxiety, & relief of pain or disruptive symptoms? This event is for you! No talking about what happened or what you’re going through required. Click the link below!

Boston CranioSacral Event for Veterans


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Local 149 Doubles their Donation!

This post is very late in coming, but the acknowledgement is just the same. As we mentioned prior, Local 149 held a Tiki Party raising funds for the Veterans for Foreign Wars Post 6536 & Scavenger in Southie! In total, $295 was raised through Local’s raffle at the R. St Barth launch. The restaurant’s parent company, The Neighborhood Restaurant Group, matched the raffle pot and added $5 for good measure.

Local 149 Director of Operations Sam Bonanno surprised Victoria from Scavenger in Southie with a check with the doubled donation! Let’s hear it for our Veterans!!

We want to give a HUGE thanks to Local 149 & Sam Bonanno for their support of the South Boston community!


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Southie Scavenger Hunt Route

Scavenger in Southie LogoThe scavenger hunt in South Boston is live! Wondering where people are going? If you didn’t sign up you can still tag along!

So, click on the link below, print out the page, and then GO to the places on the list. There will be markers there with our logo, and then complete the task. Any “words” listed on the markers can be collected and unscrambled to create a sentence unique to Southie. So fun! Follow us on twitter to see what people are doing RIGHT NOW!

Scavenger Hunt PLAN


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Schedule of Events – September 1, 2012

Looking for something to do in Boston Labor Day Weekend? We are hosting a scavenger hunt in Southie to explore the best of South Boston and raise funds and awareness for Southie veterans and the VFW behind Andrew Square. Check out this site and just show up today! Here is our schedule of events.

  • 9 am Volunteer show time at VFW 6536 (7 Ellery Street)
  • 9:30 am Adult Hunt participants arrive to register
  • 10:30 am Adult Hunt begins
  • 10:30 Family Hunt participants arrive
  • 11:30 am Family Hunt begins
  • 11:30 am 1:30pm Volunteers Hunt if they want to
  • 1:30 pm Scavenger Hunts end (Return to VFW)
  • 1:30-2:30 pm Volunteers Score hunt cards
  • 3:00 pm Closing Ceremony and awards
  • 3:30 pm Everyone goes home.
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